Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Alcoholic beer taster gets payout

‘A Brazilian brewery has been ordered to pay $49,000 (£24,570) to an alcoholic beer taster who claims the company failed to prevent his condition.

The man, who has not been named, said the company, Ambev, did not provide him with adequate health care to stop him from developing alcoholism.

He said that for more than a decade he drank around one and a half litres of beer each day.

But Ambev says that the employee was an alcoholic before he took the job. [..]

But Judge Jose Felipe Ledur said the company was still negligent because an alcoholic should have never been employed as a beer taster.’

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